Cricket is one of the most famous sport in all over the world. As it is very popular, the place where it is played is also very delightful to watch, i.e., cricket ground or cricket stadium. They have their own values and significance. Just because it provides the main enjoyment for players to play on as well as audiences to have fun during the session of match. There are so many stadiums situated in all parts of the world having a great history behind them. Out of those, here are the top 30 famous cricket stadium of the World.
30 M. Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium, Bangalore, India
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The Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium, the Chinnaswamy Stadium, situated in Bangalore was established in 1969 with a capacity of 40,000 seats. The name of the stadium was declared after the President of the Indian board from 1977 to 1980, Mr. M Chinnaswamy. The two Ends are Pavilion End and BEML End and the curator is Narayan Raju. This famous cricket stadium got its Test status in 1974-75 when West Indies toured India by the time it was only half-built. This match was historic as because it was the debut of the two West Indian greats, Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards.
The stadium was renovated before the World Cup quarter final in 1996 when floodlights were placed for the first time. Bangalore has proved to be the most lucky venue for the visiting teams like South Africa, Australia and Pakistan won crucial matches at tight conditions. Former Australian Captain Micheal Clarke made his debut century, Former Pakistani Captain Inzamam Ul Haq got his century in his 100th test and Indian spinner Anil Kumble took 400 Test wickets in this venue which have been some of the highlights of this ground over the last decade. This ground is comparatively smaller than other stadiums but the outfield here is very fast as it helps the batman to play their knock and to lead the team’s target.
29 McLean Park Cricket Stadium, Napier, New Zealand
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A sports ground situated in Napier, New Zealand is Mclean Park. It was established in 1911 with a capacity of 19,700 and proves to be the largest cricket grounds in New Zealand. McLean Park is generally a sports ground of International standards which includes one main outdoor stadium and Rodney Green Centennial Events Centre in the indoor side. It was operated by Napier City Council which is the owner of this venue as well. The Ends are Centennial Stand End and Embankment End.
This famous cricket stadium was initially named as ‘Sir Donald McLean Park’ by an act of parliament after Sir Douglas McLean (also spelt McLean) who donated his ten acres of land as a memorial of his father. It is basically a one-day venue with square dimensions which allows attacking batsman to score freely in the opening overs. The four covered stands are located opposite to Centennial stand. Its pitch behaves to slow up as the day continues that’s why the team prefer to bat first and set the target. It has held ten test matches since 1979 and the Kiwis had seven draws, one win and two losses in this ground. The pitch here is turf and it has held atleast a single one-day international every season since 1990.
28 Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium, Delhi, India
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This famous cricket stadium, established in 1883 is situated in the capital city of India. It is under the politicized Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) and is formerly known as Willingdon Pavilion. Its Ends are Stadium End and Pavilion End. The first Test match was held in 1948-49 when West Indies toured India for a five Test series. The record of highest 10th wicket partnership between Hemu Adhikari and Gulam Ahmed of India was created that still stands, also the legend spinner Anil Kumble took his 10 wicket haul in an innings against Pakistan is a historic identity of this famous cricket stadium.
In 1965, S Venkataraghavan, in his debut series, demolished the New Zealanders with a total of 12 wickets in a match. Some of the other incidents were England’s John Lever who had a memorable debut in Kotla when he blasts a half century as well as took a match figures of 10 for 70. Sunil Gavaskar broke the record of Sir Don Bradman’s long standing record of highest number of centuries by his 29th century in Test cricket in this venue. Also in 2005-06, in this ground, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar broke the record of Sunil Gavaskar of having most centuries with his 35th ton in Test cricket.
27 Sabina Park Cricket Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica
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Sabina Park is the home of Kingston Cricket Club and it is located in the driest part of Kingston and the pitch has been slowed down by the time but however is renowned as one of the hardest and fastest in the West Indies. It has a capacity of 20,000 seats and the two ends are Blue Mountains End and Headley Stand End. This famous cricket stadium was small as compared to the other ones but changes were made for the 2007 World Cup and the holding capacity raised from 15,000 to 20,000. The main vision of this famous cricket stadium includes the spectacular Blue Mountains that forms a mind blowing backdrop to the north facing the George Headley Stand with Kingston Harbour to the south. One of the greatest moment of this ground appeared when Garry Sobers made an astonishing knock of 365 runs which remained as the highest individual test score for so many years.
26 Old Trafford Cricket Stadium, Manchester, England
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The Old Trafford Cricket Ground, formerly known as Emirates Old Trafford was established in the year 1857 with a capacity of 19,000 seats. Two of its Ends are Stretford End and Brian Statham End. This ground is situated in the south of Manchester city centre and forms a famous sporting double act with Old Trafford. One cricketer Jim Laker destroyed the Australian line-up in 1956 by taking a match figures of 19 for 90. In the year 1995, Dominic Cork took a hat trick in the opening overs of the day against the West Indies. The match between India and Pakistan in the year 1999 was managed in this famous cricket stadium which was seen by more than 22,000 spectators. This proves to be a historic famous cricket stadium related to English team.
25 W.A.C.A. Ground Cricket Stadium, Perth, Australia
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The Western Australian Cricket Association Ground, simply known as W.A.C.A. is considered as the fastest ground of the World. This famous cricket stadium was established in 1893 and has a capacity of 18,000 with a playing area of 149m long and 139m wide distance. The Ends are named as Members End and Prindville Stand End. Matt Page is the curator of this ground. The WACA managed its first test in 1970-71 and very soon it established its reputation as being one of the hardest and fastest track as the pitch has a very flat surface. The heat of Perth is famous as well as breezes which sweeps along the Swan river. This famous cricket ground was redeveloped in 2002 to make it more economical. The temporary stands are also used for special occasions which increases the seating capacity of near about 2,500. This ground is ideal for the fast bowlers and a proves to be a test for the batsman.
24 Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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The stadium, formerly known as Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium is a famous cricket stadium in Dubai established in 2009 with a capacity of 25,000 seats and the curator of this ground is Tony Hemming. Matloob is the architect of this stadium and it is operated by Dubai Sports City. There are two Ends namely Emirates Road End and Dubai Sports City End. However, it is a multi-purpose stadium but it is commonly used for cricket.
The capacity of the seats can expand upto 30,000 as well and this is a part of Dubai Sports City in Dubai. The first one day international was played between Australia and Pakistan on 22 April, 2009 which was won by Pakistan. The best bowling figures for a bowler in this ground is 6/38 by Shahid Afridi which was his career best at that time. The top score by a batsman in this ground is 234 by former South African Captain Greame Smith against Pakistan in 2013. The first test match was held in 2010 between South Africa and Pakistan. This ground was also used for sometime to conduct Indian Premier League in the year 2014. This famous cricket stadium is lit by a special system of floodlights named as “Rings of Fire“.
23 Adelaide Oval Cricket Stadium, Australia
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Located in North Adelaide, South Australia, it is proved to be one of cricket’s most picturesque test venues. With a playing area of 190.2m long and 126.2m wide, this venue was established in 1873. Having a capacity of 50,000 spectators, the two Ends are classified as City End and Cathedral End. Les Burdett is the curator of this famous cricket stadium. It managed its first test in 1884-85. Some of the special quality includes a true oval which makes straight sixes a rarity for a batsman but is common in the square of the wicket. It is one of the major and important ground of Australian cricket and has its own significance in all over the World.
22 MA Chidambaram Cricket Stadium, Chennai, India
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This famous cricket stadium is situated in South India in Chepauk, Chennai, formerly known as Madras Cricket Club Ground is named after the President of BCCI and also the President of TNCA. It has a capacity of 38,000 and the Ends are Anna Pavilion End and V Pattabhiraman Gate End. This stadium is mainly noted for its sporting pitches. The first Test was played in 1933-34 between Douglas Jardine’s England and CK Nayudu’s India.
The main historic day was when the first ever Ranji Trophy match was played in this famous cricket stadium. India pursued their first Test win in this venue on 1951-52 when they defeated England by an innings and eight runs. Sunil Gavaskar’s 30th hundred was also recorded in the same place. The major attraction of Chepauk is the atmosphere and the crowd which is reputed to be the most knowledgeable and appreciative in the country and this was certified when Pakistani batsman Saeed Anwar made his own record breaking 194 against India in 1997 and again when Pakistan won the Test match in 1999, a truly overwhelmed Pakistani team ever made a whisper of honor in appreciation of the crowd’s sporting spirit.
21 Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St. Lucia
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This stadium is situated in Gros Islet, St. Lucia and is named after one of the most successful Caribbean Captain and All-Rounder Darren Sammy. Formerly known as Beausejour Stadium named after the nearby Beausejour hills and was established in the year 2002. This famous cricket stadium has a holding capacity of 12,400 and the two Ends are Pavilion End and Media Centre End. It became the first ground of West Indies to stage a floodlight ODI against Zimbabwe in 2006. The whole stadium has been constructed under 22 acres and a facility of 18 hospitality suites along with a modern pavilion where each team has their own gym, balcony, lounge and conference room.
20 Trent Bridge Cricket Stadium, Nottingham, England
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This ground of Nottingham is named after River Trent, also known as Trent Bridge Ground and was established in the year 1841. It consists a seating capacity of near about 15,300 to 17,000 and its two Ends are Pavilion End and Radcliffe Road End. The home team is Nottinghamshire. This ground was first used for playing a test match in 1899. Trent Bridge has given so many delightful cricketers of the World like Gary Sobers, Clive Rice and Richard Hadlee which enhanced a permanent mark in the history of Cricket.
This famous cricket stadium signifies many historic moments of international cricket, Graeme Pollock in 1965 made a century which is considered to be the finest innings played by a South African. In the year 1989, two of the Australian batsmen Mark Taylor and Geoff Marsh gave the England attack a day to forget when they batted for the first day, reaching 301 without loss by the time of stumps. Having a very stylish architecture, the Trent Bridge is proved to be one of the best viewing grounds in the country.
19 Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, Durban, South Africa
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Also renowned as Sahara Stadium, Kingsmead is a famous ground of South Africa with a capacity of 25,000 situated in Durban. Two of its ends are Umgeni End and Old Fort End. This famous cricket stadium is located in humid region where there is a home of sandy beaches and surfing. This ground is hosting test matches since 1923 when the opponent team was England and they played out a draw.
There has been a timeless test match between them but it also resulted for a draw as England had to catch the boat home. The surface of this ground consists of highs and lows. Having a massive total of 658 for 9 against West Indies from the home team in 2003 at first side, the Indian team got skittled for just 66 in 1996 on the other side. This famous cricket stadium has staged the World Cup semi-final between India and Kenya. There has been a bad light and the humid climate can result in powerful thunderstorms. Still the ground has a traditional grass banks and towering modern stands as well.
18 Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe
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This stadium of Zimbabwe is the main stadium consisting a capacity of 10,000 and it is also renowned as Salisbury Sports Club. This famous cricket stadium is surrounded by jacaranda trees with an astonishing gabled pavilion. This famous cricket stadium is located in the heart of the city, bordered with heavily-guarded presidential palace on one side and the royal Harare Gold club on the other side. The first test was held in 1992 and thereafter it has become a major one-day venue. The seat management, however has been increased by the use of various temporary stands. This is the reason behind the less public attendance during the match even some other are also coming to play. Still the Harare Sports club is also a home to Zimbabwe Cricket, the country’s board.
17 Gabba Cricket Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
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The Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, was established in 1895 with a playing area of 170.6m long and 149.9m wide distance and proves to be one of the biggest grounds in the World. This famous cricket stadium holds the capacity of 37,000 spectators and the curator here is Kevin Mitchell jnr. The Ends here are Stanley Street End and Vulture Street End. It got many types of changes in the last decade. The grassy banks were and some other dogtrack were replaced with modern and concrete stands, which actually mean the ground because it offers superb facilities for the players as well as for the audiences.
This pitch helps the leg spin department very much and was the favorite haunt for the legend leg spinner Shane Warne. Just because it provides extra bounce for the spinning slot. A record was made here in 2006 when a crowd of 38,894 watched the first ever T20 International in the country. One of the historic match was played here at the time of year 1960-61 between Australia and West Indies where the match got tied by the deciding run out.
16 Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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This famous cricket stadium proves to be the most important venue for cricket in Bangladesh, situated about 10 kilometres away from the capital city Dhaka. The Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium is named after one of the country’s most prominent leader and freedom fighter of 1940s, A K Fazlul Haque. It was established in 2006 with a capacity containing 25,000 seats. The name of its Ends are Isphani End and Aqua Paints End. The main attraction of this famous cricket stadium is the drainage facility which is probably the best in the subcontinent.
A lot of changes were made in this ground as it was made for football and athletics and was rectangular in shape. To bring it back to the natural cricket ground, a lot of demolition was done. The first ever test match was played in 2007 when India came to play and due to its proper drainage system the match was started on time because it was affected by heavy overnight showers. Some memories of this ground like Virender Sehwag’s ton of 175 against Bangladesh in ICC World Cup 2011.
15 Galle International Stadium, Galle, Sri Lanka
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This famous cricket stadium of Sri Lanka is located in Galle. It is formerly known as The Esplande having City End and Fort End in both the sides. With a scene of the Indian Ocean from two of its sides and the famous clocktower of the 16th century Dutch Fort towering above makes it as one of the most scenic venues of the world until it was devastated along with the entire Southern coast of Sri Lanka by a terrible tsunami on December 26,2004.
After all the damage that had been by this cause, a pledge was taken by some of the luminaries like Ian Botham and Shane Warne who had taken his 500th Test wicket in this venue took a part to rebuild the ground. Galle proves to be Sri Lanka’s stronghold because they had six wins and two defeats in the 11 matches, in which the credit was given to the legend Muttiah Muralitharan who took 87 wickets in that games. Galle produces atleast one Test match whenever the opponent team come to play the Test series.
14 The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Also renowned as Kent Park, the Wanderers is one of the most famous cricket stadium comprising a capacity of 28,000 and is named as a ‘Bullring’ because of its intimidating atmosphere for the coming teams this ground has a rich history. Its two Ends are Corlett Drive End and Golf Course End. The first Test match in this venue was played in 1956 when England won that match by 131 runs. The remarkable innings from Mike Atherton became a lasting memory of this famous cricket when he batted for over 10 hours to save the test match in the year 1995.
This ground hosted the ICC World Cup Final in 2003 when Australia won over team India. Another incident was when South Africa chased a massive target of Australia’s world-record total of 434 for 4. But the biggest of all came when India lift the first ICC T20 World cup trophy in 2007 and became the World T20 Champions which was assumed to be the most historic day ever remembered.
13 Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
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This famous cricket stadium in West Indies is situated in North Sound, Antigua, after the name of the best West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards. It took a start in February 2007 with a holding capacity of 10,000 peoples. There are four towers of floodlights covering the stadium along with the two ends- Andy Roberts End and Curtly Ambrose End. It was built at the time when West Indies was hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup. This Ground is dominated by two large stands, a five-story southern one housing the pavilion as well as the corporate suits. The eastern and the western sides have been designed as terraces to give an impression of proper Caribbean flavor.
12 Kia Oval Cricket Stadium, England
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An International famous cricket stadium in Kennington, The Oval, currently signifies for sponsorship reasons as the Kia Oval has been a home ground of Surrey Cricket Club when it was opened in the year 1845. This famous cricket stadium has a tradition to play the final Test match of the English season and it was the first ground in England for hosting an international Test cricket in September 1880.The two Ends are named as Pavilion End and Vauxhall End.
It has a spectator’s capacity of 26,000 and operated by Surrey County Cricket Club. This ground was a market garden before one year of its establishment. It has also become as a second ground to manage a test match after Melbourne Cricket Ground commonly known as MCG. Also the first double century had been scored on this ground by Australian batsman Billy Murdoch. This famous cricket stadium has been noted as the first artificial lighting at a sports arena in the form of gas-lamps in the year 1889.
11 Wankhede Cricket Stadium, Mumbai
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The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai was established in 1974 with a capacity of 32,000 and is originated under Mumbai Cricket Association.
Mumbai proves to be the cricket capital of India because there had been seen Test matches played in three different grounds, The Bombay Gymkhana which hosted the first ever Test in India in 1933-34 against England. After that Brabourne Stadium was used for 17 Tests, but it was decided to make an impact of matches in Wankhede Stadium. It hosted its first Test match when Windies toured India in 1974-75. Clive Lloyd made an unbeaten knock of 242 runs and India lost that test match in the last hurrah of Pataudi.
This famous cricket stadium is one of the most important ground according to the Indian cricket as it has many histories which are remembered till date like Gavaskar’s 205 against the Caribbeans in 1978-79 as well as Ian Botham’s all round heroics like century with thirteen wickets in the Jubilee Test in 1980 which was won by 10 wickets from the English side. Also the fastest double hundred in first class cricket was on this ground by Ravi Shastri in the year 1984-85.
This famous cricket stadium is situated near to the sea which helps the swing bowlers an assistance during the early part of the day. The pitch is typically made of red soil and is traditionally been full of runs. The Wankhede Stadium has stands after one of the most famous cricketers like Vijay Merchant, Sunil Gavaskar and the legend Sachin Tendulkar. The ICC World Cup 2011 in which the final was held between Sri Lanka and India where India won that match and lift the World Cup for the second time ever after 28 years is one of the most memorable incident which no Indian can forget as well as the others.
10 Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
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The Sydney Cricket Ground is located in Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales. This famous cricket stadium is one of the most oldest cricket ground and it was established in the year 1848 along with a capacity strength of 44,002. It covers a playing area of 156m long and 154m wide distance. Two of the Ends are named as Paddington End and Randwick End. The curator of this ground is Tom Parker.
The main advantage of this ground is that it is built in a major centre and the spectators can closely see the actions in the ground in any side of the stadium. It is regarded as one of the most famous cricketing venues. One of the most famous landmarks of cricket, the green-roofed Ladies pavilion remains the same.
In the earlier times, the pitch of this famous cricket stadium was favorable for the batting side and the highest individual score was made by Sir Donald Bradman in 1929-30 when he made a personal best score of 452* against Queensland for New South Wales. One of the most famous Caribbean batsman Brian Lara made a masterful 277 in during a series in 1992-93 and pace bowler Fanie De Villiers’ took a 10- wicket haul in the match which signified South Africa’s great five run win in 1993-94.
9 Edgbaston Cricket Stadium, Birmingham, England
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The Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham is situated in the southern suburb of the city. It was established in the year 1992 with a capacity of 24,803 seats. Two of its Ends are Birmingham End and Pavilion End, its curator is Gary Barwell. This famous cricket stadium became the youngest ground of England’s six regular test venues and now it proves to be the finest venues in the country.
The ground was considered to be the most state-of-art ground of the country in 1957. A slightly renovated stadium was seen by the end of the 1990’s and after that a new pavilion was opened in 2011. This ground has hosted the finals day ICC World T20 along with a world-record knock from Brian Lara of 501 not out against Durham in 1994. The World Cup semi-final between South Africa and Australia in 1999 which had been tied then in 2005, England won the second Ashes test by a difference of two runs which helped them to level the series are all the things that happened in this historic famous cricket stadium.
8 Sharjah Cricket Stadium, U.A.E.
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The Sharjah Cricket Stadium is situated in the emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates that was constructed in the year 1980. In the year 2010, this famous cricket stadium became the home ground of Afghanistan cricket team for One Day International and First Class matches and it remained for near about six years.
This stadium is one of the few Test Cricket Grounds at which a Test Match or a series has been played by not evolving a home country participant and also the only one in a non-Test playing country. By the issues of some security and safety concerns, it became the venue for four test matches in 2002 which included two Test matches between Pakistan and West Indies in February and the remaining two between Pakistan and Australia in October.
The Sharjah ground hosted 206 One Day Internationals between 1984 and 2003 and held as a part of commercially sponsored one day tournaments includes three to four International teams. It became a popular venue because it attracted good crowds that comes mostly from South Asian population of U.A.E. This famous cricket stadium was initially started with limited seats and very modest facilities but as the time changed, there had been 27,000 seating capacity in 2002 as well as floodlights. Two of its Ends are Pavilion End and Sharjah Club End.
7 Eden Park Cricket Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
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The Eden Park in Auckland was established in the year 1900 with a strong holding capacity of 41,000. The behavior of here’s pitch is grassy and two of the Ends here are Broadcasting End and Terraces End. The test matches have been playing here since 1929-30 and this ground became the suspect for New Zealand’s first test victory against West Indies in 1955-56. Also this famous cricket stadium has a scene of dark day in New Zealand’s cricket history when the Kiwis collapsed to their lowest test score of 26 all out against England on 28 March, 1955. The pavilion here is traditional with two massive modern grandstands which has pushed the limit to hold 40,000 seats and the stands have both covered and uncovered seating. The pitch here assists the spin track department and it is slow and is based on humid as well as sub-tropical conditions.
6 Kensington Oval Cricket Stadium, Barbados
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The Kensington Oval, formerly known as Pickwick Cricket Club is one of the most oldest and famous cricket stadium which was established in 1871. It was rebuilt in 2006 for the 2007 World Cup and it contains Malcolm Marshall End and Joel Garner End and is regarded as one of the most impressive grounds in the Caribbean. This famous cricket stadium has a seating capacity of 28,000.
The condition of the pitch normally remains the same as fast and bouncy which helps in favoring the batsmen. It was closed for more than a year and constructed again with a cost of $135 million for the World Cup and the capacity also got more than double. It is a historic based event stadium like it hosted the 2007 World Cup and was allocated for the finals, the first England touring side, in the first test of West Indies in 1930 and also the first triple hundred ever made by a batsman are some histories of cricket made under this ground.
5 R. Premdasa Cricket Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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The R. Premadasa Stadium is situated in Khettarama, Colombo and was known as Khettarama Stadium until June 1994. It was established in 1986 with a capacity of 35,000 having Khettarama End and Maligawatte End. This famous cricket stadium is named in the memory of the late Sri Lanka’s President Ranasinghe Premadasa, who championed the development of this colossal 35,000 seater concrete bowl, regarded as the biggest stadium of the country. The first ODI was played in the year 1986 between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
In the year 1992, this famous cricket stadium hosted its first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia. This venue consists of a World record for the highest Test total of 952/6 by Sri Lanka against India in 1997-98 in which former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasurya contributed 340 and Roshan Mahanama scored 225 with a pair of sharing the highest partnership ever in the history of Test cricket for the second wicket of 576 runs. In 2003, a new training centre was opened behind the stadium with 16 practice pitches and dormitories for the academy. Also it has a record to attend the highest ODI matches in the world.
4 Newlands Cricket Stadium, Cape town, South Africa
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The Sahara Park; Newlands is one of the most beautiful and famous cricket stadium of the world containing a capacity of 25,000 in Cape Town. Two of its ends are Wynberg End and Kelvin Grove End. Newlands is a home for western province cricket and is nestled behind with the foot of Table Mountain proves it as the most picturesque place in the world to go and watch cricket. Many changes came during the last five years like the larger portions of the grass embankments were replaced by pavilions to increase the seating capacity. The result shows that this pitch is suitable for spin as compared to swing or seam bowling. This ground has one of the most perfect weather that excites people to come and watch cricket.
3 Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium, Kolkata, India
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One of the most historic, oldest and famous stadium of India is Eden Gardens situated in Kolkata which was established in 1864 with a capacity to hold 66,000 audiences. High Court End and Pavilion End are the two ends and the pitch curator is Probir Mukherjee. The ground has one of the fastest outfield where the ball goes to the boundary like a tracer bullet as Ravi Shastri describes sometimes during his commentary.
The first test was held in 1934 in the days of India’s cricketing Infancy against Douglas Jardine’s team that eased to get victory inside four days. After that this famous cricket stadium has become a place of utmost importance for most international cricketers as a chance to struct their stuff in front of such a passionate crowd in the game.
It signifies India’s greatest wins and is proved to be a lucky charm for the Indian players like when Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman set the stage for the greatest come from behind victory against Australia in 2001 and also the spin magic generated by Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble against Pakistan and Australia. This famous cricket stadium was renovated for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 for the four group stage matches.
2 Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia
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This world famous cricket stadium is situated in Melbourne, Victoria. With a playing area of about 172.9m long and 147.8m wide, it is considered to be one of the biggest and famous cricket stadiums of the world. With an astonishing holding capacity of 90,000 spectators, it is regarded as Australia’s premier sporting venue. Two of its Ends are Members End and Great Southern Stand End. It was also a centerpiece of 1956 Olympics. There are two giant electronic scoreboards and an array of corporate and media facilities. There always been a balanced contest between bat and ball.
There had been so many famous matches played in this venue like 1982-83 test match between Australia and England, the thrilling match between Australia-New Zealand in the year 1987-88 and also the World Cup Final match between Pakistan and England in 1992. It is a glorious venue consisting of so many historic occasions and is also an important part of the Australian Cricket.
1 Lord’s Cricket Stadium, London
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One of the most historic and famous cricket stadium in the World is Lord’s, named after Thomas Lord and was established in the year 1814. Also known as Lord’s Cricket Ground, it has a seating capacity of 30,000 and is located in St John’s Wood, London. The name of the Ends are Pavilion End and Nursery End. Mick Hunt is the Curator. This famous ground has remained as opposed to the largely impersonal stadiums many other leading venues which have become.
This famous cricket stadium is widely regarded as “The Home of Cricket” and became the major venue when cricket became the World’s leading sport in the 19th Century. Lord’s has kept the place in itself as a spiritual place. The main architecture based beauty includes a terracotta-coloured pavilion constructed in 1890 but still it is one of World’s sport’s most recognizable structures. The Warner Stand, which is next to the pavilion in the clockwise direction of the ground was opened in 1958 in the memory of an eminent player Sir Pelham ‘Plum’ Warner.